Here's what I've been up to lately: reading writing books. Some of them are better than others, but they all make me think, whether that's new technique, new markets, or new ideas.
I've been pondering one of my WIPs, trying to figure out a timeline. The story needs to take place over about three years, but I don't want to do it in flashbacks, since the stuff that happens three years in the past has a storyline, too. I'm thinking about introducing each scene with either the MC's age or maybe a date or some other indication of time passing. My question is: It's unusual for the action in a YA novel to take place over any longer time span than a year. Can you think of any YA books that stretch the timeline out or that include lots of action in the past so I can read them and learn?